News - OD Earth and History of Life

Artist impression of Cambaytherium thewissi
20/11/2014

Fossils Suggest Horses' Ancestors Originated in India

post by
Reinout Verbeke

Fossils suggest the ancestor of horses and rhinos originated on the Asian subcontinent while it was still an island.

Geologists drill coring on a Japanese lake
24/10/2014

QuakeRecNankai: Expedition to Examine Japan's Earthquakes and Tsunamis

post by
Reinout Verbeke

Vanessa Heyvaert and Ed Garrett, scientists of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), are in Japan searching for evidence of past earthquakes and tsunamis.

A reconstruction of the dinosaur Deinocheirus mirificus. (Photograph: Yuong-Nam Lee/KIGAM)
22/10/2014

Long-Standing Deinocheirus Enigma Solved

post by
Reinout Verbeke

Paleontologists have exhaustively described one of the most mysterious dinosaurs after tracing stolen fossils. The dinosaur, Deinocheirus mirificus, appears defy previous presumptions: he had huge grasping arms and claws, but was a non-dangerous omnivore.

Stone tools of the Auragnicien culture (40 000-25 000 years ago) attributed to modern humans
23/09/2014

Earliest Evidence of Modern Humans in Central Europe

post by
Stagiaire Communication

An international research team, including the Belgians Freddy Damblon and Paul Haesaerts (both of the RBINS), has shown that modern humans were living on the cold steppes of present-day Austria 43,500 years ago.

Photo of the skull and partial mandible of the new squalodelphinid species Huaridelphis raimondii, with an outline of the head and potential fish prey
11/09/2014

New Species of Extinct Dolphin Sheds Light on River Dolphin History

post by
Reinout Verbeke

A team of palaeontologists, led by our colleague Olivier Lambert (RBINS), recently described the dolphin species Huaridelphis raimondii, that lived in what is now Peru during the Miocene period, 16 million years ago.

Pages

Subscribe to Royal belgian Institute for natural Sciences News
Go to top